- This type is the plant from which white green, black, and oolong tea are generated. Each variety (black vs green) is produced through unique processing prior to drying of the leaves.
- Tea is picked countless times a year (as often as every 10 days), so a bigger plant is able to provide quite a chunk of tea; hence a hurdle of Camellia Sinensis may be required to satisfy a family with a daily provision. Freshly produced tea is better in quality to tea which has been stocked for even a couple of months.
- Camellia sinensis is part of the evergreen family. The leaves are lustrous green with serrated ends. When enabled to bloom (flowering is inhibited throughout farming by picking the leaves, pushing the plant to continually produce extra buds) the plant unfolds small white flowers with vivid yellow stamens. The fruits that develop have rugged green shells bearing only one brown, round seed in each fruit. The seeds are excellent for making tea oil.
- Green tea carries caffeine that has been good for boosting your alertness if you are a tea drinker. Persistent speculations have it that green tea has also excellent for cancer inhibition. You will lower the bad cholesterol in your body if you drink green tea daily. You also will delay or even prevent Parkinson’s disease if you adopt a cup of green tea in your daily beverage.
- All tea comes from the same plant. Yes, that’s right; like all wine comes from the grape, all tea, whether it’s oolong, white, green, black, or pu-erh, originates from the Camellia sinensis plant.
Chinese traditions date green tea far back to 2737 Before Christ. Green tea is currently being examined for its advantageous values and considered as a medication for a number of various conditions and ailments. While black tea is popular in a large portion of the western world, much of the Middle East, Asia, and Northern Africa drinks green tea. As said earlier, all teas are produced from the same plant, Camellia sinensis; but the different coloring is caused by the difference in the processing methods of the teas.
The health gains of green tea are essentially attributed to the catechin polyphenols, especially the EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate.
Plant polyphenols are potent anti-oxidants and have infinite benefits that involve restraining and even blocking tumors and cancers development, dropping LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the unusual occurrence of blood clumps or clots that can induce heart seizures and strokes.
The calm, steady energy that seems to flow from sipping tea may be traced to L-theanine, an amino acid component of tea that has been shown in numerous studies to help reduce levels of stress and anxiety.
Various reports show that green tea has persuasive results on metabolic syndrome and weight loss. The importance of caffeine was also emphasized in these researches, green tea catechins considered individually had no notable impacts. This stresses again the greatness of adopting the whole herb in its plain structure, drinking tea as an ingredient of a salutary weight loss strategy is more inclined to support you in achieving your goals. Tea can be exceptionally helpful when you drink it alternatively to the harmful diet sodas and high fructose fruit cocktails. Nonetheless, to get the absolute health welfares of green tea you should be absorbing on medium a minimum of three cups a day.
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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Nuccio’s Nursery in Altadena, California (near Pasadena, CA), to share with you the most edible camellia plant you will want to grow: Camellia Sinensis that you can make your own green tea, black tea, oolong tea, matcha tea powder or eat raw baby leaves.
The tea plant is the perfect container plant you can grow in most places. You can plant Camellia sinensis in the ground if you live in zone 7 or better.
In this episode, you will learn about some of the health benefits of the Camellia sinensis plant, the plant that is responsible for tea.
Next, John will share with you some of the tips and tricks to successfully growing Camellia Sinensis in a container or in the ground.
You will learn about the two exclusive cultivars that Nuccio’s Nursery is offering of the Camellia sinensis and why they are being grown under a shade in Southern California.
After watching this episode, you will be more familiar with the tea plant aka Camellia Sinensis plant and how you can grow it to cut out the middleman and have your own tea forever.
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